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on January 10, 2018
Base Currency: US Dollar
on January 10, 2018
      1 EUR = 1.1932 USD
1 EUR = 0.8827 GBP
1 EUR = 1.4826 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5242 AUD
1 EUR = 134.3100 JPY
1 EUR = 3.8571 BRL
1 EUR = 68.2103 RUB
1 EUR = 7.7865 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8373 EUR
1 USD = 0.7384 GBP
1 USD = 1.2437 CAD
1 USD = 1.2765 AUD
1 USD = 112.6900 JPY
1 USD = 3.2415 BRL
1 USD = 57.0463 RUB
1 USD = 6.5168 CNY

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January 10, 2018
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 188.50-190.50 up0.53%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 155.00-157.00 up0.65%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 387.50-389.50 up0.32%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 346.50-348.50 up0.36%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 147.00-149.00up1.37%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 186.50-188.50 up0.54%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 154.00-156.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 382.50-384.50 up0.32%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 342.50-344.50 -
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) nq 
German Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price nq  
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,274.00-1,276.00 down0.78%
Malting Barley (West) 1,274.00-1,276.00 down0.78%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,204.00-1,206.00 down0.82%
Malting Barley (West) 1,204.00-1,206.00 down0.82%
Canadian Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg 310.00-312.00 down6.04%
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 329.00-331.00 -
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
2-Row Malt, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg 649.00-651.00 up15.66%
2-Row Malt, bulk in store, Vancouver 649.00-651.00 up10.54%
6-Row Malt, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
Feed Barley, basis Lethbridge 219.00-221.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Winnipeg 219.00-221.00 -
Feed Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 282.00-284.00 -
US Barley
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Great Falls, Montana 175.00-177.00 up2.92%
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Minneapolis, Minnesota nq  
Feed Barley, basis Great Falls, Montana 115.00-117.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Minneapolis, Minnesota 121.00-123.00 up10.91%
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

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Top Industry News

Brewery news USA: US alcohol consumption estimated to have declined 0.2% last year ...Click here
Brewery news Brazil: Brewers margins forecast to bounce this year ...Click here
Brewery news Vietnam: Habeco set on increasing turnover and pre-tax profit in 2018 ...Click here
Brewery news Japan: Suntory Beer makes public its business strategy for 2018 ...Click here
Brewery news Ukraine: Ukraine increases beer exports and imports in 2017 ...Click here

Barley news Germany: Germany may have to import up to 1.2 mln tonnes of spring malting barley this year ...Click here
Barley news China & Australia: China now accounts for three quarters of all Australian barley exports ...Click here

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Brewery news USA: Legal marijuana could make 2018 another rough year for MillerCoors' light lagers ...Click here
Brewery news China: China Resources Beer confirms ‘moderate’ price hike for some of its products in certain regions ...Click here
Brewery news Costa Rica: Costa Rican craft brewers working on increasing export of their products ...Click here
Brewery news Australia: New South Wales brewers passing container deposit scheme costs on to their customers ...Click here

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Scientific Digest


Sulfur components in hops have many different faces. Though we love them for bringing us flavors such as rhubarb, passion fruit, grapefruit and black currant flavours, they also surprise us with nasty flavours such as onion-like, garlic-like or just cheesy. By name, these are known as S-methyl-thioisobutyrate, S-methyl-thio-2-methylbutyrate, S-methyl-thioisovalerate, S-methylthio-4-methylpentanoate, and S-methyl-thiohexanoate. One parameter that significantly influences the formation of these compounds is the harvest time of the hops. This article shows how the concentration of the onion/garlic compounds increases during harvest time for varieties as Cascade, Mandarina Bavaria, Polaris, Hallertau Blanc and Hüll Melon. Although many studies have shown that a later harvest brings a more overall flavourful aroma profile for some varieties, e.g. Hallertau Mittelfrueh (and I put here my hypothesis that this includes many varieties that express intense fruitiness such as Citra, Mosaic, Cascade, etc.), the harvest date should be chosen carefully.


Kammhuber, K.: Influence of the Date of Harvest on the Sulphur Compounds of the Special Flavour Hop Varieties Cascade, Mandarina Bavaria, Hallertau Blanc, Huell Melon and Polaris.

Source: Barth Innovations

These Days in Business History

08 January
1675 - 1st American commercial corporation chartered (New York Fishing Co)
1889 - Dr Herman Hollerith receives 1st US patent for a tabulating machine (1st Computer)
1964 - European Parliament accept Mansholt Plan

09 January
1799 - Income Tax introduced in UK
1843 - P Paul Leroy-Beaulieu, French economist is born
1848 - 1st commercial bank in San Francisco established
2007 - Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the first iPhone

10 January
1863 - First underground railway opens in London
1870 - John D. Rockefeller, Sr. founds The Standard Oil Co. (Ohio) with $1 million in capital and control of a tenth of the nation's oil refining
1946 - UN General Assembly convenes for 1st time (London)


January 2018:
23-24: BevExpo 2018 (Coventry, UK)
26-28: Finest Spirits 2018 (Munich, Germany)

February 2018:
02-04: Brau Kunst Live 2018 (Munich, Germany)
09-12: HoReCa 2018 (Athens, Greece)
17-20: Beer Attraction 2018 (Rimini, Italy)
20-24: Great British Beer Festival Winter 2018 (Norwich, UK)
27-01 March: Beviale Moscow 2018 (Moscow, Russia)

March 2018:
05-07: 105th Brewing and Engineering Conference (Munich, Germany)
06-08: Expo Antad & Alimentaria Mexico 2018 (Mexico City, Mexico)
07-10: Festival Brasileiro de Cerveja 2018 (Blumenau, Brazil)
08-10: Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair 2018 (Dublin, Ireland)
14-15: BeerX 2018 (Sheffield, UK)
16-18: Barcelona Beer Festival 2018 (Barcelona, Spain)
19-22: IBD Asia Pacific Convention 2018 (Wellington, New Zealand)

April 2018:
08-12: International Malting and Brewing Symposium "13th Trends in Brewing" (Ghent, Belgium)
13-14: Helsinki Beer Festival 2018 (Helsinki, Finland)
28-29: Zythos Beer Festival 2018 (Leuven, Belgium)
30-03 May: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2018 (Nashville, USA)

May 2018:
16-18: Craft Beer China 2018 (Shanghai, China)
22-24: Beer 2018 (Sochi, Russia)
23-27: Latvia Beer Fest 2016 (Riga, Latvia)
31-02 June: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2018 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

June 2018:
06-09: Mondial de la Biere 2018 (Montreal, Canada)
07-08: The Brewers of Europe Forum 2018 (Brussels, Belgium)
20-22: Sea Brew 2018 (Manila, Philippines)
29-01 July: Mondial de la Biere 2018 (Paris, France)

August 2018:
03-05: The 22nd International Berlin Beer Festival (Berlin, Germany)
07-11: The Great British Beer Festival 2018 (London, UK)
08-11: Vietfood & Beverage 2018 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
10-11: Beervana 2018 (Wellington, New Zealand)
12-15: Brewing Summit 2018 (San Diego, USA)

September 2018:
04-06: food & drink technology Africa (fdt Africa) (Johannesburg, South Africa)
12-14: 6th International Symposium for Young Scientists and Technologists in Malting, Brewing and Distilling (Bittburg/Trier, Germany)
20-22: The Great American Beer Festival 2018 (Denver, USA)
22-07 October: Oktoberfest 2018 (Munich, Germany)

October 2018:
23-26: China Brew China Beverage 2018 (Shanghai, China)
24-26: drink technology India 2018 (Mumbai, India)

November 2018:
13-15: Brau Beviale 2018 (Nuremberg, Germany)

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BreweryBrewery News Brewery

Brewery news USA: US alcohol consumption estimated to have declined 0.2% last year
The IWSR, the leading provider of data and analysis on the global beverage alcohol market, has released initial 2017 category results for the US market as part of its US Beverage Alcohol Review (US BAR) database, Eurasia Review reported on January 10.

After analyzing preliminary 2017 volume, the IWSR says total US beverage alcohol consumption declined for the second consecutive year by -0.2%. This loss is more than double that of 2016, a decrease of 17.6m gallons, or 7.4m nine-liter cases.

Beer volumes continued to slide in 2017 (-0.5%), which weighed down the performance of total beverage alcohol. The growth of spirits (+2.3%) and wine (+1.3%) were unable to make up the difference in volume due to beer’s overwhelming 79% share of total beverage alcohol.

The decrease in total beverage alcohol consumption is directly related to the slow-building trend of moderation or not drinking at all. Signs of health and wellness permeate the industry with increasing frequency. From all-natural ingredients to low-ABV to zero-proof mocktails, consumers are clearly gravitating toward ‘healthier’ drinking experiences.

The bright spots of 2017 were wine and spirits which stole share from beer and increased in volume. The long-term trend of premiumization has continued to spur growth. Premium-and-above offerings currently ...More info on site

Brewery newsBrazil: Brewers margins forecast to bounce this year
Brewer margins should bounce as Brazilians finally get back to drinking beer, Bloomberg reported on January 8.

Beer has reached an inflection point after volumes ...More info on site

Brewery newsVietnam: Habeco set on increasing turnover and pre-tax profit in 2018
The Hanoi Beer Alcohol and Beverage JSC (Habeco) is set on earning 8.3 trillion VND (332 million USD) in turnover and 955.4 billion VND ...More info on site

Brewery newsJapan: Suntory Beer makes public its business strategy for 2018
Suntory Beer Limited said in its Business Strategy report published on January 10 it “will continue to pursue high-quality, good flavor with all earnestness ...More info on site

Brewery newsUkraine: Ukraine increases beer exports and imports in 2017
Ukraine’s beer exports grew 1.7 times in money terms in 2017, totalling USD31.81 mln, State Fiscal Service reported on January 5.

In volume terms, exports ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: Legal marijuana could make 2018 another rough year for MillerCoors' light lagers
For years, sales of domestic light beer—once the undisputed king of American booze—have tanked as imbibers turn to craft brews, wine and spirits. Now an even bigger threat looms: the growing reality of legal, readily available and socially condoned marijuana, Crain’s Chicago Business reported on January 5.

Recreational pot took another step forward Jan. 1, when California—the first state to legalize medical marijuana more than two decades ago—began allowing cannabis retail sales. That doesn't bode well for Anheuser-Busch InBev or MillerCoors, which has pledged to revitalize Coors Light and Miller Lite this year and next. One industry expert says the beer industry stands to lose 7.1 percent of its overall sales, or more than $2 billion, as the rest of the country gets on board with legalization.

"There's a ton of overlap in marijuana and domestic beer consumption among younger college males," says Rick Maturo, co-founder of Cannabiz Consumer Group, an Inverness-based research company. "This is the group that drinks beer at a heavier volume and is most likely to cut back if cannabis is legally available."

He says 27 percent of beer drinkers say they've already substituted marijuana for beer or would do so if the drug were legalized in their state. ...More info on site

Brewery news China: China Resources Beer confirms ‘moderate’ price hike for some of its products in certain regions
China Resources Beer (Holdings) Co Ltd said on January 8 it had “moderately” raised prices of some of its products in certain regions, becoming the latest Chinese drinks maker to confirm price increases in response to higher packaging, raw material and labour costs, Reuters reported.

The owner of China’s top beer brand, Snow, said it had adopted various measures, including lean marketing and production as well as product refinement, to absorb the cost pressure. It gave no further details on the price increases.

The company’s shares hit a record high in Hong Kong on January 5 on press reports that brewers, including China Resources and rival Tsingtao Brewery Co Ltd, raised some prices from Jan. 1 citing rising costs of materials, labour, transportation and for environmental protection.

A stronger pricing environment in China is also good news for European alcoholic drinks companies, said Liberum analysts, pointing out that Carlsberg, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Remy Cointreau and Pernod Ricard boast the highest China sales.

Tsingtao Brewery, the maker of China’s best known Tsingtao beer, said on January 5 that it had raised product prices by up to 5 percent, in a bid to offset pressure from higher costs of production and raw materials.

Chinese liquor maker Kweichow Moutai ...More info on site

Brewery news Costa Rica: Costa Rican craft brewers working on increasing export of their products
A group of Costa Rican craft beer producers has been working on creating a cluster, in conjunction with the Foreign Trade Promoter, the Promotora de Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica (Procomer), to export their products to new markets, Q Costa Rica News reported on January 7.

Initially aimed at the United States, the initiative is much more ambitious and hopes to bring their craft beers to Central America, South America and Europe.

The cluster was formed two months ago. Ignacio Castro, president of the Asociación de Cerveceros Artesanales de Costa Rica (ACACR) - Association of Craft Brewers of Costa Rica - explained that the cluster is just in a formative stage, but they expect to officially present it in February of 2018.

The cluster must first meet the requirements for export.

“We have more than 100 associates that are dedicated to the production of craft beer in the country, but we are grouped into chapters. In this cluster, 39 producers in the microbrewery category may participate, although they must first meet the requirements for export, so we believe that we will start with about 10 or 12 producers,” said Castro.

The craft beer market in Costa Rica reached a level of maturity that allows it ...More info on site

Brewery news Australia: New South Wales brewers passing container deposit scheme costs on to their customers
Coca-Cola Amatil is already passing on the costs of the New South Wales container deposit scheme to its customers, increasing prices between A$3 to A$5 for a 24-drink carton, The Guardian reported on January 8.

The scheme began on 1 December, allowing NSW residents to return bottles for a 10c refund at depots, over-the-counter collection points and vending machines.

But, as expected, the scheme has brought costs for manufacturers. Those costs are now being passed on to their wholesale customers and, in turn, to the public.

Coca Cola-Amatil has increased prices by 13.6c per container, excluding GST, or more than A$3.20 for a 24-drink carton of soft drink or water, according to a release to the ASX. The beverage giant said the scheme – along with similar projects being planned across the country – had caused considerable uncertainty for its near-term earnings in Australia.

Major brewers have also increased prices by between A$4 to A$5 for a carton of beer, according to the Liquor Stores Association of NSW.

The chief executive of the Brewers Association of Australia, Brett Heffernan, confirmed the scheme’s costs were now being passed on to customers of the big breweries.

“While I can’t comment on individual prices, it’s fair to say ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsGermany: Germany may have to import up to 1.2 mln tonnes of spring malting barley this year
The Braugersten-Gemeinschaft reports a supply of domestic malting barley of 1.2 mln tonnes but it also shows in the same statistics that only half, ...More info on site

Barley newsChina & Australia: China now accounts for three quarters of all Australian barley exports
China has become Australia’s dominant customer of barley in just four years, as a global shift in trade dynamics for the grain has emerged, ...More info on site

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